BRAND: A Very Wide-band Receiver for the EVN
Conference contribution, 2017

BRAND stands for BRoad bAND EVN, a project to build a prototype primary focus receiver with the very wide frequency range from 1.5 GHz to 15.5 GHz, to investigate secondary focus solutions, and to make a survey of the EVN telescopes in order to set the stage for equipping all EVN stations with such a receiver as soon as possible. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562 and is a Joint Research Activity (JRA) in the RadioNet programme. We present the motivation, aims, scope and status of the project which was started on January 1st, 2017.

radio astronomy receiver


digital receiver

digital backends



Gino Tuccari

Walter Alef

Miroslav Pantaleev

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

Jonas Flygare

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

José Antonio López Pérez

José Antonio López Fernández

Gijs Schoonderbeek

Vladislavs Bezrukovs

Proceedings of the 23rd European Very Long Baseline Interferometry Group for Geodesy and Astrometry Working Meeting, EVGA2017, Gothenburg, Sweden, 15-19 May 2017

978-91-88041-10-4 (ISBN)


Basic sciences

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